Logos & Episteme

Volume 1, Issue 1, 2010

Sanford Goldberg
Pages 59-65

Assertion, Testimony, and the Epistemic Significance of Speech

Whether or not all assertion counts as testimony (a matter not addressed here), it is argued that not all testimony involves assertion. Since many views in the epistemology of testimony assume that testimony requires assertion, such views are (at best) insufficiently general. This result also points to what we might call the epistemic significance of assertion as such.